English As She Is Spoke

Author: Jose de Fonseca & Carolino

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625580312

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 34

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In 1855, when Jose da Fonseca and Pedro Carolino wrote an English phrasebook for Portuguese students, they faced just one problem: they didn't know any English. Even worse, they didn't own an English-to-Portuguese dictionary. What they did have, though, was a Portuguese-to-French dictionary, and a French-to-English dictionary. The linguistic train wreck that ensued is a classic of unintentional humor, now revived in the first newly selected edition in a century. Armed with Fonseca and Carolino's guide, a Portuguese traveler can insult a barber ("What news tell me? All hairs dresser are newsmonger"), complain about the orchestra ("It is a noise which to cleve the head"), go hunting ("let aim it! let make fire him"), and consult a handy selection of truly mystifying "Idiotisms and Proverbs."

English as She Is Spoke

The Guide of the Conversation in Portuguese and English

Author: Pedro Carolino

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486835006

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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Unintentionally hilarious Portuguese-English phrase book written by an author who spoke no English. In his Introduction to this literary curiosity, Mark Twain warmly praised it for its "miraculous stupidities."

English as She is Spoke

Or, A Jest in Sober Earnest

Author: José da Fonseca,Pedro Carolino

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Errors and blunders, Literary

Page: 60

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Atlas of the skies

journeying between the stars and planets in the discovery of the universe

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844060832

Category: Astronomy

Page: 240

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Colloquial Portuguese

The Complete Course for Beginners

Author: Barbara McIntyre,Barbara Mcintyre,João Sampaio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317305086

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 313

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Colloquial Portuguese: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Portuguese as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Portuguese in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Portuguese is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout. Key features include: A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Portugal An overview of the sounds of Portuguese Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Portuguese is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Portuguese. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Animals of the Ocean, in Particular the Giant Squid

Author: Doris Haggis-On-Whey

Publisher: McSweeneys Books

ISBN: 9781932416398

Category: Humor

Page: 62

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Shares humorous misinformation about marine animals, including the duties of squid appendages, what water does on weekends, shark religion, and the kind of music that giant squids listen to on the train.

Fluent in 3 Months

How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World

Author: Benny Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062282700

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.

Portuguese Phrases For Dummies

Author: Karen Keller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068069

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 216

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Are you thinking about traveling, studying, or working in Portugal or Brazil, but you don’t know any Portuguese? Want to improve your conversation skills with the Portuguese-speaking people in your life? Portuguese Phrases for Dummies is the perfect diving board for anyone looking to communicate and even become fluent in the language. As the fifth-most widely spoken language in the world, Portuguese can be heard in South America, Africa, Asia, and of course, Portugal. If you want to know basic Portuguese but don’t want a boring textbook that unloads tons of conjugation rules or long lists of words to memorize, then this quick-and-easy phrasebook will get your feet wet without overwhelming you. This friendly book covers a wide array of subjects both helpful and interesting, including: Numbers, days of the week, measurements, and time Making friends and small talk Enjoying every type of meal Shopping in markets and at stores Culture, leisure, and activities Work and transportation Finding a place to live Dealing with emergencies Slang and colloquial terms Phrases and particles to make you sound like a local! Knowing these fundamentals, you’ll be able to communicate with Portuguese-speaking people and continue learning about the language and culture. With hundred of useful phrases at your fingertips, Portuguese Phrases for Dummies will give you a basic comprehension of this beautiful language and have you speaking instantly!

English as a Global Language

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107611806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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David Crystal's classic English as a Global Language considers the history, present status and future of the English language, focusing on its role as the leading international language. English has been deemed the most 'successful' language ever, with 1500 million speakers internationally, presenting a difficult task to those who wish to investigate it in its entirety. However, Crystal explores the subject in a measured but engaging way, always backing up observations with facts and figures. Written in a detailed and fascinating manner, this is a book written by an expert both for specialists in the subject and for general readers interested in the English language.

COLLOQUIAL PORTUGUESE OF BRAZIL

BOOK + 2 CDS AUDIO + 2 CASSETTES

Author: ESMENIA SIMOES OSBORNE

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415276818

Category:

Page: N.A

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This CD ROM package is designed to help teachers understand science concepts and to teach them more effectively. The CD ROM is designed for use by KS1 and 2 children - it presents lessons on electricty and magnetism.

Portuguese Phrasebook

Author: Clara de Macedo Vitorino,AmeriConsulta Lta

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9780864425898

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 332

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300 basic words and phrases to facilitate travelers' basic communication.

A Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Author: Henry Watson Fowler

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853263187

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 742

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This dictionary aims to help users to find the most appropriate word to use on a wide range of occasions. It is designed in particular for students, those writing reports, letters and speeches, and crossword solvers, but is also useful as a general word reference. Special features include: an alphabetical A-Z listing; numbered senses for words with more than one meaning; British and American variants; and specially marked colloquial uses.

Children and the Tundra

Author: Doris Haggis-on-Whey,Benny Haggis-on-Whey

Publisher: McSweeney's

ISBN: 194421111X

Category: Humor

Page: 64

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The fifth volume in the ludicrously misinformative HOW Series. For many years the scientific and educational community has wondered and worried about the possibility that semi-sane scholar pretenders would find the means to put out a series of reference books aimed at children but filled with ludicrous misinformation. These books would be distributed through respectable channels and would inevitably find their way into the hands and households of well-meaning families, who would go to them for facts but instead find bizarre untruths. The books would look normal enough, but would read as if written by people who should at all costs be denied access to pens and pencils. Sadly, with the publication of this, the fifth volume in a proposed series of 377 reference books, that day has come. Children and the Tundra is actually two books in one, as Dr. Doris Haggis-on-Whey, due to space constraints, is forced to explain both the concept of children—a species she doesn’t trust for a second—and the tundra, in one book. She is, as always, joined in her crusade of lies by her husband, Benny, who is mostly useless.

Practice Makes Perfect Basic Portuguese (EBOOK)

With 190 Exercises

Author: Sue Tyson-Ward

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071784292

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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Master Portuguese grammar through hands-on exercises and practice, practice, practice! Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Portuguese is a trusted companion to your Portuguese learning experience. In each bite-sized lesson, author Sue Tyson-Ward guides you through simple grammar and vocabulary concepts and illustrates them with clear examples. The accompanying fun and interesting exercises let you practice, practice, practice what you have learned. The lessons are short so you can complete them in twenty minutes or less, and you can go at a pace that works for you. THIS WORKBOOK WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND Saber vs. conhecer * Verb tenses * Essential vocabulary * Superlatives * Nouns * Adjectives * Sentence structure . . . and more Whether you are learning on your own or taking a beginning Portuguese class, Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Portuguese will help you build your confidence in your new language.

The Adventure of English

The Biography of a Language

Author: Melvyn Bragg

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628720247

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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Here is the riveting story of the English language, from its humble beginnings as a regional dialect to its current preeminence as the one global language, spoken by more than two billion people worldwide. In this groundbreaking book, Melvyn Bragg shows how English conquered the world. It is a magnificent adventure, full of jealousy, intrigue, and war—against a hoard of invaders, all armed with their own conquering languages, which bit by bit, the speakers of English absorbed and made their own. Along the way, its colorful story takes in a host of remarkable people, places, and events: the Norman invasion of England in 1066; the arrival of The Canterbury Tales and a “coarse” playwright named William Shakespeare, who added 2,000 words to the language; the songs of slaves; the words of Davy Crockett; and the Lewis and Clark expedition, which led to hundreds of new words as the explorers discovered unknown flora and fauna. The Adventure of English is an enthralling story not only of power, religion, and trade, but also of a people and how they changed the world.

Foxe's Book Of Martyrs

Author: John Foxe

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849620352

Category:

Page: 391

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Acts and Monuments by John Foxe, popularly abridged as Foxe's Book of Martyrs, is a celebrated work of church history and martyrology, first published in English in 1563 by John Day. Published early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and only five years after the death of the Roman Catholic Queen Mary I, Foxe's Acts and Monuments was an affirmation of the Protestant Reformation in England during a period of religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants. Foxe's account of church history asserted a historical justification that was intended to establish the Church of England as a continuation of the true Christian church rather than as a modern innovation, and it contributed significantly to a nationalistic repudiation of the Roman Catholic Church. The sequence of the work, initially in five books, covered first early Christian martyrs, a brief history of the medieval church, including the Inquisitions, and a history of the Wycliffite or Lollard movement. It then dealt with the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI, during which the dispute with Rome had led to the separation of the English Church from papal authority and the issuance of the Book of Common Prayer. The final book treated the reign of Queen Mary and the Marian Persecutions. (courtesy of wikipedia.com)

Mark Twain Speaking

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587297191

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 720

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Originally published in 1976 and reissued in 2006 after many years out of print, Mark Twain Speaking assembles Twain's lectures, after-dinner speeches, and interviews from 1864 to 1909. Explanatory notes describe occasions, identify personalities, and discuss techniques of Twain's oral craftsmanship. A chronology listing date, place, and title of speech or type of engagement completes the collection.